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Assistant Manager – Operations, Supply Chain

Date: Jun 3, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145042BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager – Operations, Supply Chain
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineOperational Transformation
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years.

Our Operations & Customer team are highly experienced sector specialists who help organisations, with increasingly complex challenges, to transform the performance of their core operations and supply chains.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionAbout our team

Our Supply Chain Operations team of approximately 90 consultants are seeking experienced consultants and industry professionals to grow and develop our capability. Our brand and reputation mean that we work on high profile projects, using our experience to create innovative solutions to our clients’ commercial problems.

Within the Private Sector we work with many blue chip companies, including a number of FTSE 100 Clients and many regional based Clients, delivering improvements in their Supply Chain capability and how it aligns to the wider business, which is integral to their overall profitability.

Within the Public Sector we work with clients across Government, Defence, Police, NHS and Higher Education. We help them to meet challenging Government targets to deliver frontline services more effectively.

What we do, and what our key services are:

An Assistant Manager will be responsible for delivering consulting work as part of a team, both alongside colleagues and clients, on complex commercial or transformational engagements.

The key services are outlined below:

Digital Supply Chain

Assessing, designing or implementing solutions which digitise the supply chain e.g:

- Omnichannel solutions in Retail, Consumer Goods or Telco
- Control Towers e.g. for Supply Planning, 4PL, Supply Chain Visibility
- SC Visibility solutions across the extended enterprise e.g. into customers and suppliers.

Supply Chain Analytics

- Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and Should cost modelling
- Supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation.
- Providing insight on the supply chain technology market across the value chain (plan, buy, make, sell, deliver)

Supply Chain Transformation

- Assessment of a client’s existing capabilities in the supply chain against leading practice
- Identifying improvement areas across people, process and technology
- Developing Supply Chain Strategy and business alignment
- Defining new operating models that enhance supply chain value creation and return on investment
- Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice processes, organisation redesign, technology and cultural change
- Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Supply Chain that leverages cloud based tools, advanced analytics, robotics process automation and AI solutions to optimise planning or execution of core supply chain processes (e.g. demand planning, supply planning, logistics management)
- Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
- Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements

As well as working in teams to deliver these solutions, Assistant Managers are also expected to contribute to practice development by developing and bringing to fruition new solutions, be involved in business development activity, provide a broad contribution to development of the overall team and support the management team.

The Person

We are seeking an experienced Supply Chain professional to join our Corporates Operations team to work in teams to deliver key KPMG services

Role responsibilities

The following experience is essential for succeeding in role:

- Primary focus on working within a team to deliver large, complex and transformational client facing programmes
- Developing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of personnel, external and internal
- Managing senior management stakeholders
- Challenging assumptions, and being pro-active in driving forward new ideas
- Presenting well thought through solutions to both clients and internal stakeholders
- Active participation and contribution in developing key supply chain services propositions
- Building KPMG network to help address client needs
- Delivering sustainable change.
- Proactively developing on your skills through an extensive training options, as well as contributing to the development of team members
- Contribute to the development of key supply chain services propositions

Essential experience

- Strong understanding of supply chain processes – including: demand planning, supply planning, logistics management, Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
- Digital supply chain expertise
- Experience in using data visualization and data analytics tools to support decision making;
- Experience working as part of a team for project delivery
- Experience of developing and managing project plans

Additional experience

The following experience would be of additional value:

- Prior consulting experience within supply chain / operations consulting
- Blue Chip, FTSE 100, Fortune 500 company or central Government experience
- Familiarity with Agile principles and project management methodology e.g. Scrum
- Knowledge of the current supply chain technology market

Key Skills

- Project management and delivery.
- High quality delivery
- Able to work independently with limited oversight.
- Relationship development skills with clients and colleagues
- Drive and resilience
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis.
- Excellent commercial acumen and business context.
- Flexibility
- Broad consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, data gathering, process mapping and analysis.

In addition

- Security clearance BPSS / SC are a plus
- Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.


Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time and will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

The role will be based in Canary Wharf, London.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

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